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Colonial Michilimackinac

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Address: 102 Straits Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9400
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The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians,...

The original village of Michilimackinac was constructed by local Indians, and the French, in 1715.

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Having toured historic forts from Castillo San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida to Fort Niagara on the shores of Lake Ontario to Fort Mackinac on nearby Mackinac Island, my family... read more

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Plymouth, Indiana
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having toured historic forts from Castillo San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida to Fort Niagara on the shores of Lake Ontario to Fort Mackinac on nearby Mackinac Island, my family and I are sort of “aficionados” regarding historic forts, and while we were disappointed with the presentation at Fort Mackinac, both the physical presentation and the human interpretation at Colonial... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see on the island. The staff and attraction make history come alive. There is something fun and informative for every age group.

1 Thank Dawn W
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Fort Michilimackinac State Park, or Colonial Michilimackinac, is a reconstructed 1715 French fur trading village and military outpost that was later occupied by British military and traders. The park contains Fort Michilimackinac, which has been designated a National Historic Landmark. It was built on the northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula with the primary purpose being a part of the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and staff were very informative about the history. Also has some good demonstrations

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My family had such a fun afternoon here, watching a musket demonstration, watching bread being made, and our kids got to help make colonial cookies which they thought was great fun. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and the reconstructed buildings and archaeological remains more than satisfied my history bug. We even had a chance to watch archaeologists excavating a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

I am usually not one for History tours while on vacation, but this was awesome! We were entertained the entire time we were there! The costumed employees were a delight to talk to!

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Richland, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Being history buffs, we enjoy visiting the fort and have been there numerous times. We usually miss any of the excavating being done because we go in September, but it's always interesting to see what they have unearthed.

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Northwest Indiana
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We bought that pass that covers this one, the lighthouse, and the one on Mackinaw Island since we are a family of 6 it was the cheapest option. We have 4 kids ages 9, 7, 5, and 3 at the time of coming here. We stayed for about 1 1/2 until we got to see the cannon fire. My 5... More 

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Utica, Michigan
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

A great place to go back in time and show the kids what life was like before cell phones!.... Lol!... They do re-enactments, show you how they made bread back then and it is a pretty large fort so there is plenty to see!

1 Thank PaulRag
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I remember going here decades ago and I didn't think much of it but times have changed and so has this fort!!! We enjoyed our time here. They have guides who are well informed and in period costumes. This is a well done executed attraction. A lot of time, dedication and money has gone into this valuable piece of history.

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